Registering your dog/cat
All cats and dogs three months or older must be registered annually, and you can do it online.
The owners of a dog or cat who fail to register their animal may be liable for a $311 fine.
A child's dog or cat must be registered in the parent's or guardian's name.
Annual registration fees - correct as at July 1, 2016:
If your pet meets one or more of the following you will be eligible for a reduced fee
PLEASE NOTE: For owners registering a puppy (between three and six months of age) for the first time, they will only be charged the reduced registration fee for the first year provided they desex the animal and provide evidence prior to the next registration cycle (April 10 each year). If no evidence is provided, their registration renewal fee will automatically revert to the full registration fee. Evidence means a statutory declaration or sterilisation certificate as verification. Dogs more than six months of age must be desexed to be eligible for the reduced registration fee.
A name tag should also be purchased for $12 from the council.
If it is not purchased from the council; you should get one from your vet, pet store or online supplier.
To transfer ownership of an animal, please complete the dog/cat registration change of ownership form.
Registration needs to be paid annually by April 10 each year. This date is not set by us. It is the owner’s responsibility to renew their animal registration each year under the Domestic Animals Act 1994.
Reduced registration rates apply for pension card holders, however, Health Care Card holders are ineligible.
After the initial registration, an invoice will be sent to your mailing address and you can pay this online.
If your details change, please ensure you keep your microchip details up-to-date and also inform us.
Your animal registration fees provide:
We conduct a doorknock each year to ensure all dogs and cats over three months of age are registered.
For more information, see the frequently asked questions.
Last updated: 28-02-2017
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